Let’s let go

Written as part of Set The Challenge #7 and Wordplay #8 at A Prompt Each Day. And shared with The Tuesday Platform at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads and with Poetry Pantry at Poets United. Image Source: Hourglass by Michael Himbeault (via Wikimedia Commons).

Let’s let go

tick-tock, tick-tock, the clock ticks on now
we wait to heal, but time moves on
we hold on, but the sand falls
the wound still stays, pains
time will heal, we say
but it remains
till we hold
it close
go now
time we did
on our own too
help time to heal us
not suffer till mind breaks
one step at a time, let’s move
find new joys and forget old scars
let’s let go, and find time for better times


(Β© 19th July 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

84 thoughts on “Let’s let go”

  1. Nice mirror poem leo. The things we carry can surely weigh us down and even choke the life out of us for their heaviness. Letting go, learning to live again – is a discipline of daily laying it down. Imho.

    • Not sure if it becomes a routine immediately, XPoet. πŸ™‚ But in time, yes. That discipline is quite necessary and becomes so. Glad you liked the mirror poem.

  2. Your poem expresses so well the idea of ‘time heals all wounds.’ Though the wounds are still there, we find ways of letting go of the strength they have over us and find new joys. I like the way you wrote this poem in hourglass form & the photo you chose. Very effective & powerful!

  3. Perhaps easier said than done but its best to let go (and forgive) the hurts and scars and move on with each new day ~ I like the shape of the words too ~

  4. What a lovely piece and the way it’s written in the pattern of a hour glass is very clever. A truly brilliant read indeed.
    Many thanks for visiting and leaving a nice comment, much appreciated. Have a fantastic week!

    • Many thanks for returning the visit too, Blogoratti. πŸ™‚ I am glad you liked the pattern of the poem.

      I enjoyed visiting your blog and reading the metaphor poetry there. Have a great week too! :mrgreen:

  5. A way of reminding us that healing comes in a right time and that if it’s taking time, it’s important to think of the good times for the time being.

    Lovely poetic form too, Leo

  6. ”Pain remains till we hold it close”
    So true. It’s all about the choice we make. Time is a healer. It depends on us if we go along the direction of winds or slow down.

  7. Yes, there are definitely things we need to let go, otherwise the pain is too great to bare … this is beautifully expressed and great advice on healing and moving forward in life πŸ™‚

  8. The hourglass image itself is exquisite Vinay. Your words speak truth. We can make ourselves sicker by a negative attitude. Tho as a nurse I know end stage diseases are like a roller coaster ride for the patient and the family.

  9. Sometimes things are perfect. Not often, but sometime. This was indeed perfect. The form delightful and attractive to the eye and the words literally hummed along within my mind – making perfect sense. Thank you.

    • That’s part of the fun, Alok. πŸ™‚ It just comes out. The form in this case has mainly syllable rule. πŸ˜€ No meter or rhyme etc. Glad you felt it was beautiful. Thank you so very much. πŸ˜€

  10. Easier said than done, don’t you think? πŸ™ But this where we all end up finally- letting go!
    Amazing poem. Especially loved the way you crafted- like sands of time! <3

    • Yeah. Easier said than done, Shalzz. But eventually, we have to.

      It’s not nice to hold on to the wound forever. πŸ™‚ Time won’t heal if we don’t let it!

      Glad you liked the poem, and the shape. πŸ˜€

    • The scars, like the memories, stay on, but they fade, I think. πŸ™‚

      No need to hide them if they’re still showing after you let go, but it’s important that a time comes when you do let go. πŸ˜€

      Thank you, Cookie. πŸ™‚ Hope you liked the poem. πŸ˜€

    • Yah. I was quite pleased with the way the hourglass came out, Jb. πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it and yes, time is indeed a wonderful healer if we let it to be. πŸ˜€

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